Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Play Ball

***To see my post for this week's Color Throwdown challenge, scroll down to the post below or click HERE. ***
Sneaky Peek Week continues today at The Cat’s Pajamas with a look at the new Play Ball set. The set features our favorite big eared bunny participating in America’s national pastime, baseball! I showcased the bunny inside a card made using the new Cutables Card in a Box cut file.

Play Ball card in a box-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

This is my very first attempt at one of these cute cards in a box--and now that I've successfully finished one, it won't be my last!  In fact, I may just have another one to share later as we get closer to the big release . . .  I cut the box and the coordinating patterned paper mats for the box using my Silhouette electronic cutter. Without these files, there’s no way I would have attempted a card like this—I just don’t have the patience right now (maybe over the summer, things will change . . .). If you don’t have an electronic cutter, the Cutables file also includes a printable PDF so you can print the outline on cardstock, then hand cut the shapes. 

After assembling the box, I went to work on dressing it up. I added the big eared bunny to the box along with the set’s “play ball” sentiment. Both of these were stamped on shapes made with the cut file that matches the set. Some sparkly silver stars cut with the CutUps 3x3 Stars die and attached to the box on acetate strips add a festive feel to the design.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s all flattened out. It’s easy to fit it in an envelope and send it off on its way.

Be sure to stop by the TCP member company forum on SCS to leave a comment on our In It to Win It thread. Each day of Sneaky Peek Week, one lucky commenter will win one of the new stamp sets before you can buy them!

Don't miss what the rest of the Cat Pack and our guests have created using the new Play Ball stamp set.  Here's where to find them:

Jessica Rone
Kelli Hull
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nancy Thomas
Noelle McAdams
Wendy McGaffey
Swanky Stamper Kyra Sanders
Swanky Stamper Christine Okken
Swanky Stamper Brenda Nakandari 
And, we’d love to have you join us for our Pajama Party on Monday, June 16 at 8:00 PM (EST) in the TCP forum on SCS. We’ll be chatting and sharing more peeks at the new sets, plus giving you a few more chances to win some of the new release. Hope to see you there!

Materials Used:
Play Ball stamp set and cut file, Cutables Card in a Box cut file, CutUps 3x3 Stars dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Baby Boy Stripe patterned paper, silver glitter cardstock (Michaels)


  1. I love that you used the Cutables for your baseball themed card. SO well done.

  2. This is ADORABLE!! I'll have to try one of these box/cards!!

  3. Wonderful use of the Cutables Box. Agree, your card is adorable.

  4. Too cute! I love the glittery stars!

  5. Oh, I just LOVE this! Wonderful job with the Cutable, and this set! :)


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